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About Conservation
Conservation is the preservation of cultural heritage for future generations. Find a conservation professional, learn about the field, and discover resources to help preserve the objects that are important to you.

Caring for Your Treasures

Proper care and maintenance of your family heirlooms and works of art ensures that they are available for future generations to enjoy.

We offer guides to help you care for your treasures on the following subjects:

  • Architecture
  • Books
  • Glass & Ceramics
  • Documents & Works of Art on Paper
  • Furniture
  • Home Videotape
  • Metal Objects
  • Paintings
  • Photographs
  • Textiles
  • Matting & Framing 

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When to Consult a Conservator

If further advice or conservation treatment is needed, contact a professional conservator. Conservators combine in-depth knowledge of science and art with extensive practical experience to care for and preserve art objects, artifacts, and other items of cultural and historic value.

To search for a conservator near you, go to Find a Conservator.